Few things in the juvenile correctional environment are more important than the control of keys and tools. While tools provide a ready-made source for weapons, keys provide the means for someone to escape, harm others, and move about the facility undetected and in security sensitive areas. Therefore, it is imperative that custodial staff in juvenile detention facilities and other community confinement facilities that house youthful offenders follow procedures for accounting, issuing, and tracking keys and tools to ensure that they remain under the control of staff.
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.25 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Key Control
A. Meet Youth Worker Grabel
B. The Standards
C. A Safety Issue
D. Categories of Keys
E. 3 Steps to Key Control
F. Issuing Keys
G. Tracking Keys on a Key Ring
H. Steps in Key Control
I. Restricted and Emergency Keys
J. Tracking Restricted and Emergency Keys
K. Accounting for Keys
L. Lost and Broken Keys
M. Key Control: The Dos
N. Key Control: The Don’ts
Section 3: Tool Control
A. Controlling Tools
B. Tool Inventory
C. Categories of Tools
D. Staff Control of Resident Tool Use
F. Basic Tool Control Guidelines
G. Storing Tools
H. Specialty Areas and Tool Control
Section 4: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Expert Reviewer: Debbie Gonzalez
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new staff joining the Relias Content Department. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 25 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, publication development, and training and technical assistance development and delivery.Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Debbie Gonzalez is a career state employee for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Debbie has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University. She began her career in 2003 with the Department of Juvenile Justice as a Social Service Worker. Her duties included individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling. She also became certified in juvenile sex offender counseling, substance abuse counseling, and family engagement strategies. While working at a DJJ group home, she served as the grievance officer, assisted in preparing for ACA audits, performed duty officer rotation, covered youth worker shifts when staff was shorthanded, chaired treatment team meetings, conducted initial treatment plan meetings with the youth and his family, and prepared documents and youth for discharge. In 2013, Debbie was promoted to Social Service Clinician.
In 2015, Debbie changed careers and began working for adult corrections. She currently interviews convicted inmates and prepares presentence sex offender risk assessments prior to final sentencing.Disclosure: Debbie Gonzalez has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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